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markus037 09-19-2017 08:58 PM

radiator leaking, how hard to replace?
 
noticed a few drips on my driveway and took a peek at work today. bottom left of the radiator is dripping. anything else i should do while everything is apart?

franco516 09-20-2017 08:44 AM

not sure but I got a radiator for sale if you need one. :thumbsup:

jay745 09-20-2017 09:47 AM

It's not terrible. About the same as an intercooler job. You have to remove the bumper and front clip/core support. Fairly straight forward though.

zrickety 09-20-2017 08:53 PM

I did NOT have to remove the front bumper. It's not a hard job, trickiest part for me was getting by one of the a/c lines. Everything else was straightforward.

zef 09-20-2017 09:15 PM

I never took apart my front bumper before and it took a buddy and I 3-4 hours. If I was to do it now I could do it in half the time. Taking off the bumper is probably the worst part since there are so many stupid little screws and clips that hold that thing in.

jay745 09-21-2017 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by zrickety (Post 2551566)
I did NOT have to remove the front bumper. It's not a hard job, trickiest part for me was getting by one of the a/c lines. Everything else was straightforward.

please explain

jay745 09-21-2017 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by jay745 (Post 2551608)
please explain

nevermind looked it up. Interesting. I never thought to take the rad out from that side, seems like it would almost be harder that way being so cramped. Who knows.

I've taken the bumper off dozens of times, not sure why people think it's such a big deal to do so. Comes off so easy and never broke any tabs that people talk about.

Mk6 Steve 09-21-2017 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by jay745 (Post 2551613)
nevermind looked it up. Interesting. I never thought to take the rad out from that side, seems like it would almost be harder that way being so cramped. Who knows.

I've taken the bumper off dozens of times, not sure why people think it's such a big deal to do so. Comes off so easy and never broke any tabs that people talk about.

+1

zrickety 09-23-2017 04:27 PM

Well the radiator is on the engine side, so I pulled the fans and unbolted it. I don't remember any problems removing it except that one a/c line. Replaced with a Nissens unit a couple years ago, no issues so far.

markus037 09-28-2017 09:46 PM

did the radiator without removing the bumper. took the fan off and had plenty of room to get it out. not sure why people said you had to remove the bumper/


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